Trying to Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles? Here’s What a Dermatologist Suggests
Don’t worry, be happy because it turns out furrowing your brow could be the source of your forehead wrinkles. Reason being, your eyebrows make the majority of your facial expressions, and as you age, your muscles have a harder time snapping back. And while everything from fine lines on your forehead to creasing at your crow’s feet is a natural part of aging, a solid skin-care regimen with anti-aging ingredients to boot can help boost collagen production and make wrinkles less noticeable. So stop scrunching up your face and read on, because we’re sharing how to reduce the appearance of grooves, indents, fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead,.
Skin Care That Can Reduce the Appearance of Forehead Wrinkles
Sunscreen and retinol are a powerful anti-aging duo. Sun damage is the number-one cause of aging, so we recommend applying a broad-spectrum SPF each day. We like the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Milk SPF 100. In addition to daily sunscreen use, consider incorporating retinol into your routine to help smooth the look of your forehead lines. “Retinol, the active form of vitamin A in the body, and especially retinoic acid work to increase cell turnover and improve discoloration and target wrinkles,” says board-certified dermatologist, and Skincare.com consultant, Dr. Dendy Engelman. “By replenishing the skin with vitamin A, lines can be minimized.”
Our Favorite Retinol Products
While retinol is a potent anti-aging ingredient, it can be drying and cause hypersensitivity to the sun. Always wear SPF during the day and ease into using retinol every day so your skin has time to adjust to the ingredient. Ahead, we’re rounding up some of our favorite over-the-counter retinol options, but you can also consult with your dermatologist before adding the ingredient to your anti-aging routine.
This gentle anti-aging product is great for everyday use. The formula helps reduce fine line and wrinkles, improves skin’s texture and boosts overall radiance. Plus, ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and ceramides make sure its non-irritating and hydrating.
More experienced retinol users can benefit from using SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0, a refining night cream with 1% pure retinol. It’s a high concentration of retinol, so if it’s your first time using the ingredient, opt for the brand’s Retinol 0.3 or 0.5 first to build up your skin’s tolerance.
If you’re looking for a retinol product that will give you (and your forehead!) all the anti-aging benefits without being too drying or irritating, pick up this La Roche-Posay serum at the drugstore. It’s formulated with vitamin B3, so your skin feels smooth and soft after use.
Suitable for sensitive skin types, Vichy’s LiftActiv Retinol HA Concentrate — formulated with the brand’s highest concentration of pure retinol — instantly makes your skin appear dramatically smoother and plumped with hydration. After just one month, expression lines, including those on the forehead, are visibly smoothed for a refreshed appearance.